The Wilderness Wildlife Trust, an independent non-profit entity associated with the Wilderness Group, supports a wide variety of projects across Africa. The projects and researchers that it supports address the needs of existing wildlife populations, seek solutions to save endangered species and provide education and training for local people and their communities.
The Trust focuses its work in three key areas: Research and Conservation – including species studies, monitoring of populations and understanding human-animal conflicts. Community Empowerment and Education – such as community upliftment and the Children in the Wilderness programme. Anti-poaching and Management – including aerial surveys, anti-poaching units and increasing capacity for researchers in general.
The goal of the Trust is to make a difference to Africa, her wildlife and her people.
The overall aim of the project is to explore the intricacies of male African elephant society in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park (MPNP) in order to provide a model example of a healthy “bull society.”
The project aims to investigate factors that contribute to the decline in springbok numbers in the southern Kalahari of Botswana and foster knowledge and positive attitude towards wildlife in both adults and children.